A statewide program run by the Maine Development Foundation connects school administrators with business owners to complete projects that address some of Maine’s long-standing problems, such as post-secondary degree completion. In Machias, it’s meant a business is helping to teach students some important computer skills.
One Maine woman has a winning idea: An app for the socially conscious shopper. How she’s getting started with a little help from the Big Gig and Big Wigs — and how others can follow suit.
In many cases, Maine’s young people are leading businesses, developing new technology and helping pave the way for industries that don’t even fully exist yet. In Rachael Joyce’s case, she’s doing all three.
Maine is really good at talking about what’s wrong with it. It goes something like this: Maine has an aging population and workforce. In order to reverse the “silver tsunami” it must find a way to not only retain but draw young people from away. At the same time that Maine needs more younger workers, […]
Nono Mukwayanzo knew it was dangerous but continued protesting human rights violations in his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. He eventually fled to Maine to save his life. “People are dying. People are afraid to talk,” he said. Now, he is taking part in leadership training in Maine to continue his fight for peace.
It is possible to reduce the number of people living in poverty. One expert explains how.
High emergency room use, lack of buy-in for preventive cleanings, not enough dentists: How one Bangor dental clinic is addressing these complicated challenges.
What do you say to someone experiencing abuse?
It’s not easy to explain loss. Yet every year those whose loved ones died at the hands of another gather in Augusta to try to put words to it. On Wednesday, about 70 people met at the University of Maine at Augusta for the 7th annual Maine Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. “We all […]
In a 2006 survey of American high school dropouts, half of them said they dropped out because their classes were boring and not relevant to their lives or career aspirations. What’s one way for schools to improve engagement? More hands on deck.